IGP orders smooth passage of Covid-19 warriors

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 5/27/2020 1:09:53 AM

SRINAGAR, May 26: Senior doctors at super speciality hospital here held a token protest today against manhandling, harassment and detention of doctors by police on roads.
Carrying placards in their hands, the doctors demanded an end to such incidents and punishment to the guilty.
The protest was held following allegation by several doctors that they were beaten, harassed and even detained on roads by cops.
Meanwhile, Inspector General of Police, Kashmir Vijay Kumar has ordered police officers to “facilitate the Covid warriors, especially doctors and paramedics, smoothly” in the Valley.
Reports said the top police officer of the Valley held a meeting through video conferencing with all range Deputy Inspector Generals and all senior superintendents of police, asking them to “brief” all police officers and personnel deployed at Covid-19 related duties and at other naka points to facilitate the covidistrict warriors smoothly.
Confirming it, the IGP Vijay Kumar told media that he has also advised the officers to hold a meeting with the concerned CMOs and request them to brief the doctors and paramedics to co-operate with Police.
Dr. Syed Maqbool, a cardiologist at the Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar, had accused police of beating and detaining him near Zadibal here when he was on way to reach a hospital to attend a patient needing emergency care.
Today, CMO Bandipora was allegedly stopped for half an hour and allowed to proceed only after the intervention of the concerned deputy commissioner and SSP.



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